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Lombard Street   /lˈɑmbɑrd strit/   Listen
Lombard Street

A street in central London containing many of the major London banks.

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"Lombard Street" Quotes from Famous Books

... was elected mayor) he forwarded to Thomas Cromwell, then lord privy seal, a design for a similar Burse to be erected in London. Finding little or no attention paid to his communication he again (25 July, 1538) wrote to Cromwell suggesting the erection of a Burse in Lombard Street—the site favoured by city merchants—at a cost of L2,000. If the lord privy seal would but bring pressure to bear upon Sir George Monoux, a brother alderman but a man of "noe gentyll nature," to part with certain property at cost price, he (Gresham) would undertake to raise L1,000 towards the ...
— London and the Kingdom - Volume I • Reginald R. Sharpe

... the little house on Lombard Street at once. She found Tommy's grandmother to be a nice woman, but quite ill from having worked too hard during the hot weather. She was ...
— The Bobbsey Twins at Home • Laura Lee Hope

... into the House of Commons after the meeting of his firm in Bond Street, Lombard Street, or Oxford Street and takes a look at it. He sees before him a huge tool or piece of machinery—a body of men intended to work together and to get certain grave, particular, and important things done, that the people want done, and he does not see how a great good-hearted chaos or welter, a kind ...
— Crowds - A Moving-Picture of Democracy • Gerald Stanley Lee

... in the City? Mansion House, or Lombard Street, or St. Paul's Churchyard, or the Old ...
— The Middle Temple Murder • J.S. Fletcher

... in a time of pressure is unable to turn himself round for want of ready cash. "Then," says he, "all his creditors crowd to him as pigs do through a hole to a bean and pease rick." "Is it not a sad thing," he asks, "that a goldsmith's boy in Lombard Street, who gives notes for the monies handed him by the merchants, should take up more monies upon his notes in one day than two lords, four knights, and eight esquires in twelve months upon all their personal securities? ...
— Industrial Biography - Iron Workers and Tool Makers • Samuel Smiles

... done eighteen months for an attempt in Lombard Street,' the patrol explained. 'I've heard ...
— Hugo - A Fantasia on Modern Themes • Arnold Bennett

... saw a vacancy at Mawson & Williams's, the great stock-broking firm in Lombard Street. I dare say E. C. Is not much in your line, but I can tell you that this is about the richest house in London. The advertisement was to be answered by letter only. I sent in my testimonial and application, but without the least hope of getting it. ...
— Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

... the front entrance. There was something about these gentlemen, something in their costume as they sat at a round table with S. Joachim, a queer 1830 feeling that put me in mind of Mr. Pickwick and his three friends sitting in their private room at the "George and Vulture," George Yard, Lombard Street, except that they were ...
— Castellinaria - and Other Sicilian Diversions • Henry Festing Jones

Words linked to "Lombard Street" :   street, London, Greater London, capital of the United Kingdom, British capital

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